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By Russell Blackford, Udo Schuklenk

50 Voices of Disbelief: Why we're Atheists presents a suite of unique essays drawn from a global crew of favorite voices within the fields of academia, technology, literature, media and politics who provide conscientiously thought of statements of why they're atheists. * incorporates a actually foreign solid of members, starting from public intellectuals similar to Peter Singer, Susan Blackmore, and A.C. Grayling, novelists, similar to Joe Haldeman, and heavyweight philosophers of faith, together with Graham Oppy and Michael Tooley * Contributions diversity from rigorous philosophical arguments to hugely own, even whimsical, bills of the way every one of those remarkable thinkers have come to reject faith of their lives * prone to have large charm given the present public fascination with non secular concerns and the reception of such books as The God Delusion and The finish of Faith

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That’s a fairly shaky kind of knowledge. It also provides hours of entertainment when we ask ourselves if God has the power to make a grapefruit that is too heavy for God to lift. The knowledge is shaky, yet it’s common to hear people talking as if they do know, and can know, and have no reason to think they don’t know. A lot of people think they know things about “God” which they have no good reason to think they know, and even which seem to be contradicted by everything we see around us. It’s odd that the discrepancies don’t interfere with the knowledge.

7 Absent an Electric Monk to do my share of the absurd believing that seems often to be required, I personally have decided, on what I believe to be good grounds, to keep my quota of absurd, or dysfunctional, beliefs to an absolute minimum both practically, to avoid the paralysis which affected the Electric Monk, and intellectually, to avoid clogging my mind with an excess of junk. ” Of course, we all take things on trust, believing that someone somewhere has good grounds for accepting them as true and that these good grounds are compelling.

After all, it is part of love to be open to explicit relationship – what loving parent or sibling or friend would ever allow this possibility to be taken completely away, if he or she could help it? And such relationship can’t even get started without the belief that the relationship partner exists. By now it felt like the floodgates of insight were opening. I started to see that the religious beliefs so central to my wonder experiences of the past would need to be shed if the world were to reveal more of itself to me.

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